How to add a unicode face keyboard to a jailbroken iPhone

By , Nov 1, 2015

Unicode Faces

Unicode Faces is a new free jailbreak tweak that allows you to add a unicode face keyboard to your jailbroken iPhone. The tweak, which is compatible with both iOS 8 and iOS 9, makes it easy to input over two dozen Unicode faces using a specially designed keyboard.

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Once you install Unicode Faces, you’ll need to find the tweak’s preference panel in the stock Settings app. Inside of its preferences, you’ll spot a section used for activating the Unicode Faces keyboard.

Users have the option of using a tap-and-hold on the emoji button, or on the space bar. I found that I couldn’t get the emoji button activation to work properly, but I was able to get the tweak working well with a tap-and-hold on the space bar.

Unicode faces exampld

The nice thing about using Unicode Faces is that the keyboard appears as a quick overlay on top of the current keyboard. This means that you don’t actually need to switch between keyboards, and instead, the unicode faces appear only when you need it and quickly goes away when you don’t.

After invoking Unicode Faces, you’ll spot a list of different faces to choose from. It’s certainly far from a groundbreaking tweak, but some people prefer this style of unicode faces over the typical emoji icon. If that’s you, then you should definitely head over to the BigBoss repo and take Unicode Faces for a spin.

What do you think?

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  • Ariel Quinteros

    On a non jailbroken iPhone I use the chinese or japanese keyboard and go to the symbols section

  • Gurpreet Singh

    Why did Apple kill App extraction in iOS 9? please help. Is there any other way to backup my apps form my iphone 6s to windows?? or any jailbreak tweak that could work..

    • Download them in the “Purchased” section of the AppStore in iTunes. The reason they killed this feature is because of AppThinning.

  • RoyBa

    Could be better if we were able to add our own faces ಠ‿↼

  • I just installed it and first thing I noticed is that it’s annoyingly easy to dismiss the panel. Just scrolling through them dismisses it.

  • David Villamizar

    Stock iOS japanese keyboard has these faces and more.